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See definition of embraces on Dictionary.com
  • verbhold tightly in one's arms
  • verbinclude in one's beliefs; take into account

synonyms for embraces

  • grasp
  • clasp
  • clinch
  • cling
  • clutch
  • cradle
  • cuddle
  • encircle
  • enfold
  • entwine
  • envelop
  • fold
  • fondle
  • grab
  • grip
  • hug
  • lock
  • nuzzle
  • press
  • seize
  • snuggle
  • squeeze
  • wrap
  • bear hug
  • take in arms
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antonyms for embraces

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  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • loose
  • release
  • uncover
  • unfasten
  • unwrap
  • disbelieve
  • distrust
  • exclude
  • reject
  • shun
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How to use embraces in a sentence

Considerable quantities of chromic iron are found on the hills in this area, which embraces about six hundred acres.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
No—go when we will, and where we may, we shall hold ourselves amenable to defend and protect the country that embraces us.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
The shepherd turns away, he says, the goats on the left, and embraces with his right hand the well-deserving lambs.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The congregation of our Parish Church is tolerably numerous, and embraces many fine human specimens.
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The whole building really embraces three sections, and these were originally separated by heavy blank walls.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The eagle is a bird of large ideas, he embraces long distances; the continent is his home.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
When love overflows, loving words, loving embraces, or loving gifts instinctively follow.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
This infinite acts as if it were the idea of the boundary, but it is contained by what embraces it exteriorly.
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This sect, which embraces many of the most holy and learned men, is rapidly spreading and becoming a power in the state.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
It is not love, but the desire of riches and position which makes a woman run into the embraces of an indolent husband.
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